Volunteers will mainly help and join the festival by making four big lanterns TORO (2 x 2 meters) and hundreds of small lanterns together with local students. Volunteers can design your own large TORO in a group and will float it down a river in the festival.
It will be physically demanding work.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Volunteers will stay local community building. It will be very simple life style and a Japanese style. Room is shared with all volunteers. Meals are cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary and sleep on Japanese straw mat (tatami) with it.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Small town in the southern part of Fukushima. the population is about 9,000.
The town is famous for beautiful flower named Dahlia from Aug. to Oct.
Leisure: Experience of Japanese Drum, sports, exchange parties, hot spring, etc. Volunteers will get a opportunity to do Homestay in the local house.
Study theme: Activate the isolated community with suffer from depopulation through the festival and good practices in your country
Interest in Japanese culture and respect for local culture. Adaptability to simple living condition and positive attitude to work with locals!